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Wilmington Dishwasher Repair

Is your brand-name dishwasher on the fritz? Don’t try to fix it yourself. Unless you truly know what you’re doing, you could end up making the problem much worse. If you need affordable, reliable branded dishwasher repair services in Wilmington, NC, come to Island Appliance Repair and let us help.


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Dishwasher Repair Services

At Island Appliance Repair, we offer prompt, reliable repair services for all types of brand-name dishwashers. Our technicians have the training and skill to diagnose dishwasher problems and implement effective solutions. We pride ourselves on complete professionalism, no matter the scope of the job; and we go out of our way to provide branded dishwasher repairs that last.

Dishwasher not cleaning

When the dishwasher fills, it passes through the inlet valve. If the water inlet valve is clogged or defective, the dishwasher won’t haven enough water to clean properly. 

Are the dishes on the bottom rack clean while dishes on the top rack are dirty? If that’s the case, the issue may be with a defective center washer arm assembly. The center washer arm sprays water on the top rack to clean and rinse the dishes. If the washer arm is clogged, replace it.

The circulation pump forces water through the washer arms. If the circulation pump isn’t working, water won’t circulate throughout the cycle, causing the dishwasher to not clean the dishes.

The washer impeller forces water through the washer arms. If one of the small impeller blades is broken, there may not be enough pressure to force water through the washer arm. 

Dishwasher not draining

One of the most common dishwasher repair problems is a faulty drain pump. If your drain pump is broken, the dishwasher won’t drain.

The drain solenoid opens to allow the water to exit the dishwasher. If the solenoid fails to open, the dishwasher won’t drain.

After years of use, it’s possible for your drain valve to get clogged with debris. Try unclogging the drain valve. If it still won’t drain, the valve may be defective and needs to be replaced.

It’s not uncommon for a drain hose to become clogged with debris. If your hose is clogged, clean it. 

Dishwasher leaking

Tears, cuts, and cracks in your dishwasher door gasket can cause the dishwasher to leak. Inspect your gasket. If you notice gaps or poor seals, replace it.

If the gasket is sealing properly, another possible cause of a dishwasher leaking through the door may be bent hinges. If hinges are bent, the door won’t close properly, resulting in a leak.

If a washer arm is bent, it may result in water being sprayed directly at the door gasket. This may result in the dishwasher leaking.

If the water inlet valve is stuck open, the dishwasher may continue to fill with water until it overflows.

Dishwasher won't start

The dishwasher door switch prevents the dishwasher from running if the door is open. If the switch is faulty, the dishwasher won’t start.

The dishwasher latch ensures that the door is fully shut. If the latch is faulty, the door won’t shut properly resulting in a dishwasher that won’t start.

If the thermal fuse is blown, it will shut off power to the dishwasher. Test the fuse with a multimeter to determine if it needs to be replaced.

The main control board is the brain of the unit. If the main control is faulty, it may not send voltage to the other parts, resulting in a dishwasher that won’t start.

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